82 BAHtTIA-BAH'. Some reminiscence of iie ancient importance of Maholi would seem to have long survived; for though so close to Mathura, it was, in Akbar's time and for many years subsequently, the head of a local division, By the sacred wood is a pond called Madhu-knnd and a temple dedicated to Krishna under Ms title of Chatiir-bhnj, where an annual uaela is held on the llth of the dark fortnight of BMdcn. From MahoHj the pilgrims turn south to Tal-ban, i the palm grove/ where Balarintawas attacked by the demon Dhenuk. The Tillage in which it is situated is called Tarsi, probably in allusion to the legend ; though locally the name is referred only to the founder, one Tara Chand, a KachhwaM Thakur, who in quite modern time moved to it from Satoha, a place a few miles off on the road to Gobardhais. They then visit Kuaiud-ban, f of the many water-lilies/ in Uncha-ginw, and Bahula-ban in BathI, where the cow Bahula, being seized by a tiger, begged the savage beast to spare her life for a few minutes, while she went away and gave suck to her little one. On her return, bringing the calf with her, the tiger vanished and Krishna appeared in his stead; for it was the god himself who had made this test of her truthfulness. The event is comme- morated by the little shrine of Bahula Grae? still standing on the margin of the Krishna-kand.* They nest pass through the villages of Tos, Jakhin-ganw, and Mukharaij and arrive at Radha-kund, where are the two famous tanks * The Tillage of Bithi, lias long1 been held mn&fi, by the Gurus of the Eaja of Bharatpur, lor the use of the temple o£ Siti Rain,, of -which they are the hereditary mahants. The shrine stands within the walls of the Tillage fort, built by Mafaant Bam KIsfaan Das in the time of Su- raj Mali. The first ztsniffiars were £&!£!•, but more recently Brahmans and Kacbhwahas. They hare soid 8 biawi® of their estate to the muafidar, which hare now been made a eeparate mahal. The saered grore of Batrala-ban. from which the place derives iti name (originally Bahnlarati) U separated from the village by a large pond, which has three broad flights of masonry steps in front of the little cell called the Go H&ndir. In this is a bas-relief of tlie famous cow and its emlf with their dirine protector. Close by is a modern temple of Radha Krishan or Bihari JL On the other side of the water is a ruinous temple in the old style of architecture, dedicated to Morli Manohar, -with & tikluira of currilinear outline «Ter the god, andamanrfap with three open wxhea OB either side to sore as the naTe, The buildings in the fort are of substantial cha- racter &aA comprise, besides the temple and ordinary domestic offices, & court-room with stone arcades, the toof of which command* a Tery extensive riew of the country found as far as Ma- £» Bnnd&bin, «*a Handgawa. The front of the temple of Sita Earn is an interesting and fipccimmof areMteetBr&l eclecticism; the pilkrs being thoroughly Hindu in their pfogortiooi, feat with capitals of semi-Corinthian design; not unlike some early adaptations of Greek mo«» found in the rained cMes of the Euasufzai. The Gosain belongs to the Sri Sam* pnttya. The ten it one of the station* of the Ban-jltta, and the mela is held in it on Bhadoa.